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Egg Consumption and Cardiovascular Risk

Published:August 10, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjd.2017.06.017
      The recent paper by Richard et al (
      • Richard C.
      • Cristall L.
      • Fleming E.
      • et al.
      Impact of egg consumption on cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes and at risk for developing diabetes: A systematic review of randomized nutritional intervention studies.
      ) seems to continue the efforts of the egg industry to obfuscate the issues about the risks of egg consumption (note the funding by the egg industry in the Acknowledgments). What matters is not the level of risk factors, but the actual risk of events. As recently reviewed (
      • Spence J.D.
      Red meat intake and cardiovascular risk: It's the events that matter; not the risk factors.
      ), the influence of the food industry on perception of risks is pernicious and pervasive.
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